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Caux Scholars Program

A multi-disciplinary approach to conflict transformation,
transitional justice, and principled leadership.


Language: English
Program Fees: US $3400 (covers tuition, meals, lodging)
Location: Initiatives of Change conference center in Caux, Switzerland
Dates: July 20 - August 16, 2014
Participation: Limited to 20 students 
Application deadline: February 28, 2014 (application process closed)

2014 application information and form

Special 2014 Guest Lecturer
Dr. Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela is senior research professor for trauma, forgiveness and reconciliation at the University of the Free State, South Africa. She will be a guest lecturer for the 2014 program.

Special invitation

Program overview

Since its inception in 1991 the Caux Scholars Program (CSP) has graduated 409 students from more than 100 countries. The program has an active alumni network active in all areas of life - academics, politics, international organizations, grassroots initiatives.

The Caux Scholars Program teaches students to analyze conflicts, to understand the factors that create and sustain conflicts, and provide practical understanding of approaches to resolving conflicts - conflict prevention, negotiation and transitional justice.

Twenty students from around the world are selected for this four-week course held in Caux, Switzerland, during the Initiatives of Change global summer conferences. The program includes approximately 40 hours of academic classes, seven hours per week of “Service for Leadership” practical work, a field trip to Geneva and participation in the Caux conferences.

Frequently practitioners see conflict resolution, development and humanitarian relief as distinct areas of practice. In reality, these fields are intrinsically intermingled. Embracing a conflict transformation lens can make humanitarian and development projects more sustainable. CSP trains practitioners of mainstream conflict transformation and transitional justice perspectives to improve their work, regardless of their programmatic specialty.

While CSP is not affiliated with a university and does not offer credit, it is often possible for participants to secure credit through their own institution, in consultation with their professor and pursuant to their requirements. CSP is willing to assist in this.

To get an better idea of the Caux Scholar experience view this short video made by Tim Hall (CSP 2013)

Peacebuilding UnpackedPeacebuilding Unpacked

Special alumni opportunity August 8-13, 2014

The 2014 Caux Scholars Reunion (August 8-9) is linked to the International Peacebuilder's Forum (August 10-13) in Caux. Both will provide a wonderful opportunity for CSP Alumni to revisit the power of transformation on a personal basis and hear many stories about how transformational peacebuilding processes are being attempted globally. Barry Hart, former CSP academic director writes:

- See more at: http://www.us.iofc.org/csp-iofc-alumni#sthash.aJTs5yWW.dpuf

Special alumni opportunity August 8-12, 2014

The 2014 Caux Scholars Reunion (August 8-9) is linked to the International Peace-builders' Forum (August 11-12) in Caux. Both will provide a wonderful opportunity for CSP alumni to revisit the power of transformation on a personal basis and hear many stories about how peacebuilding processes are being attempted globally. Dr. Barry Hart, former CSP academic director, will attend and invites alumni to join him ...
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2013 Caux Scholars Report

To find out more about the 2013 Caux Scholars Program and the 24 students from 19 countries read the report.

Find out more about Initiatives of Change and the conference center in Caux, Switzerland.

 

 

 

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News

“If you describe yourself as a bridgebuilder, what shape is your bridge in?” This question was posed by Chris Breitenberg, a US member of the international council of Initiatives of Change (IofC), at the start of the 2014 Indzaba. The theme of “bridging the gaps” ran throughout the weekend forum.

Daniya Baisubanova (CSP 2007) from Kyrgyzstan, recently attended a forum in Washington, DC, on socially responsible investing (SRI) and the parallels with Islamic finance. She writes: "Peacebuilders and socially responsible business people can become allies and co-operate towards a common goal."

Following her experience with the Caux Scholars Program in 2013 Laurin Hodge is now working with Initiatives of Change in Washington, DC. The unusual opportunities that have come her way have made her wonder if her life in recent times has been a series of freak accidents, or possibly “divinely orchestrated.”


The Caux Scholars Program offers a multi-disciplinary approach to conflict transformation, transitional justice, and principled leadership.

 

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Caux Scholars is a program of Initiatives of Change, a 501(c)(3). All donations are tax deductible.

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Our address:

Jitka Hromek-Vaitla
The Caux Scholars Program
1003 K Street, NW, Suite 400
Washington DC, 20001, USA
Telephone: 202-872-9077
Fax: 202-872-9137
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